Senate debates

Monday, 4 December 2017



4:34 pm

Photo of Peter Whish-WilsonPeter Whish-Wilson (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

With the amendment that the Australian Greens have moved, we very specifically want to highlight what the UN and other agencies have highlighted about Saudi Arabia's blockade. We recently had a scandal where the Australian Navy did a training exercise with the Saudi Arabian navy. That was highlighted in this chamber by the Greens and externally by a number of aid agencies, and that is a significant point of concern. The Greens are very concerned that neither the Labor Party nor the Liberal Party seem to want to single out Saudi Arabia and their blockade. It's not good enough for us to be selling arms, exporting our defence materiel, to Saudi Arabia while at the same time refusing to actually call them out— (Time expired)


No comments